In Conversation: Serj Tankian on His Vision for the “Elasticity” EP


By Rob Duguay | FLOOD Magazine

Whether it’s with System of a Down or as a solo artist, Serj Tankian is always making music with a message. It could be commentary on the political structure of the United States, the conflict in Armenia, or more personal outlooks and reflections, delivering these messages with his trademark intensely operatic voice that fuels his artistic identity. Tankian runs the gamut on these topics with his new Elasticity EP, released via Alchemy Recordings and BMG Rights Management earlier this month. Along with the new record, he’s been working on film and video game soundtracks—adding to his work on the 2016 film 1915 about the Armenian genocide, the 2017 documentary Intent to Destroy, and the first-person shooter video game Midnight Star that came out in 2019—and a film he co-produced that’ll be out later this year. 

We recently talked about the making of the EP, his love of creating soundtracks, a 2020 Armenian war that you might not know about, and the possibility of System of a Down releasing their long awaited and highly anticipated sixth album.

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